Jack Fontaine

Jack Fontaine

Assistant Director

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

My involvement in the film industry began at a very young age as an observer on the feature film sets where my father and grandfather worked. I also co-wrote screenplays with my mother whilst still at school and was part of the production team that produced an original play ‘KARMA’ for the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith in 2010, in which I also performed.
I began to act from the age of 10 and had featured roles in The Boyfriend (2012) at the Polsk Theatre- Hammersmith and in the BBC comedy series Watson and Oliver (2010). I soon became drawn to the other side of the camera and worked as a runner on Partners in Crime (2014) and at the post-production house Suite Ltd in Central London where I became acquainted with the post-production elements of filmmaking.
In August 2014, I wrote and directed my first short film ‘Boxed In’. This was a successfully crowd-funded Kickstarter project and I am currently working with up and coming actors and writers to create my second short film. In the last 12 months I have partnered with other young producers and DOP’s to develop and direct original concepts for short films, music videos and music documentaries.
I feel that at this first stage in my career I would benefit from on-the-job training, working with and learning from trained professionals in order for me to enhance my skills and knowledge. I believe that in order to be a good film-maker one should familiarise themselves with the different departments of a production that make up all the elements of a good film.


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ScreenSkills

13th August 2020 - 13th February 2021

Work History

TRAINEE - Privileged Productions - The Royals – Season 2 (T.V Series)

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015

WRITER/DIRECTOR - Fontaine Films Ltd - Boxed In (Short Film)

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015

CO-DIRECTOR - MI7 Records - We Were Evergreen (Music Documentary)

Dec 2014 - Jan 2015

DIRECTOR - OLTE Productions - Feral Youth (Music Video)

Nov 2014 - Dec 2014

RUNNER - ITV - Partners in Crime (T.V Series)

Oct 2014 - Nov 2014

ACTOR - Blunt Pictures - France (Music Video)

Aug 2013 - Sep 2013

ACTOR - Home Office- T.V Advert

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

ACTOR - BBC - Watson and Oliver Season 1

Jun 2011 - Jul 2011

ACTOR - Karma - Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

Oct 2010 - Dec 2010

RUNNER - Safe House Management

Sep 2010 - Oct 2010

RUNNER - Suite T.V

Aug 2010 - Sep 2010

Skills

  • Scriptwriting
  • Art
  • Art Direction
  • Assistant Directing
  • Assistant Photography
  • Camera Assisting
  • Content Creation
  • Creative Direction
  • Directing
  • Director
  • Filmmaking
  • Lighting
  • Organisational and Planning Skills
  • Prop Making
  • Runner
  • Running
  • Short filmmaking

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